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Woman accused of trying to kill 4 in murder-for-hire plot

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) -

A woman charged with murder and kidnapping allegedly tried to get someone to kill four witnesses in her case.

20-year-old Bernadette Beanes is already facing 38 counts for aggravated assault, eight counts of kidnapping and one count of first-degree murder.

Phoenix police say they became aware Beanes was looking for someone to kill four witnesses, including a 9-year-old boy, related to her case.

Beanes is accused of helping 32-year-old Israel Celis kidnap a woman and her 3-year-old son in May. Celis sexually assaulted the woman while the boy was with Beanes.

Prosecutors say she faces a murder charge because Celis died in the commission of a felony she's accused of participating in.

Police say Beanes offered to pay undercover detectives $20,000 in exchange for the murder of four people.

Beanes was re-booked on a new charge of conspiracy to commit murder on Tuesday.

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